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The City of Chicago has been a leader in worker protections.

The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Office of Labor Standards (OLS) oversees Chicago's landmark labor laws through engagement and enforcement.

OLS processes complaints, conducts investigations, mediates disputes, directs settlement proceedings, issues violations and if necessary, seeks licensure discipline against employers.

Chicago's Labor Laws

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Public Notices

Chicago Labor Laws Public Notices, official informational posters, must be displayed in a conspicuous place at the place of employment and provided with each Covered Employee’s first paycheck. Retaliation for filing a complaint with Office of Labor Standards is prohibited.

View and download the Chicago Labor Law Public Notices


Minimum Wage Webinars

The City of Chicago hosted 2 webinars on the new Minimum Wage Ordinance Updates that went into effect on July 1, 2023.  Below is a description of the webinars and a link to view on BACP YouTube

Overview of Chicago’s Minimum Wage Ordinance, Including Annual Increase
Presented by Miguel Campos, Assistant Director, Office of Labor Standards
On July 1, 2023, the minimum wage in Chicago increases for many workers. Employers and workers are encouraged to join this webinar for an overview of the Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance, topics discussed will include eligibility, annual increase to the minimum wage, overtime wages, and tipped wages. In addition, there will be an overview of the Fair Workweek Ordinance eligibility changes. There will be a Q&A at the end.
View the 6/14 Webinar

Descripción General de la Ley de Salario Mínimo de la ciudad de Chicago, Incluyendo el Aumento Anual
Presentado por Miguel Campos, Subgerente de la Oficina de Normas Laborales
El 1 de julio de 2023, el salario mínimo en Chicago aumenta para muchos trabajadores. Se anima a los empleadores y trabajadores a unirse a este seminario web para una descripción general de la Ley de Salario Mínimo de Chicago, los temas discutidos incluirán elegibilidad, el aumento anual al salario mínimo, salarios de horas extras y salarios con/de propinas. Además, habrá una descripción general de los cambios de elegibilidad de la Ley de Semana Laboral Justa. Habrá una sesión de preguntas y respuestas al final.
Vea el seminario web del 06/15 aquí


The BACP Office of Labor Standards works closely with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR)CCHR is charged with enforcing the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance. Please contact the CCHR If you believe you have experienced discrimination in the workplace based on: race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, disability, criminal history, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy status), gender identity, marital status, parental status, military status, credit history, credit history or retaliation. Learn more by visiting the CCHR website

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